Stephanie Weber

Email: stephanie@durangonaturestudies.org

Speedy pronghorn ranks as the continent’s fleetest

On April 24, Durango Nature Studies will hold its seventh annual Earth Day Festival at Rotary Park. As part of the festivities, we will hold our annual 5K and Family Fun Run. In honor of our event,...

DATE: April 13, 2016 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Students building knowledge as field scientists

Environmental education is an idea that should be fostered throughout an entire life. It’s easy to think that the concept is meant mostly for primary school students being taught to learn and...

DATE: March 9, 2016 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Polar bear or bee: Social behavior can vary widely

Every February, Durango Nature Studies holds its annual Winter Social at Carver Brewing Co. This social allows people who participate in the different realms of DNS to actually meet each other....

DATE: Feb. 10, 2016 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

For turtles – and you, slow, steady wins race

The new year is upon us, and the whirlwind that was the holidays is often hard to let go of. The hustle and bustle push us in so many ways that it’s hard on the body and mind to abruptly halt. ...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2016 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Reindeer symbolize magic of the holidays, nature

With the holidays fast approaching, little ones are on the lookout for all things magical, be it festive lights, glimpses of Santa or lighted trees. Forget the actual presents; the holidays are...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2015 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Winter survival depends on animals’ ability to adapt

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued an official El Niño warning for this winter based on temperatures in the Pacific Ocean. An El Niño doesn’t always mean colder...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

New boxes will give you a bird’s-eye view of nests

The Durango Nature Center is a hybrid between a place that is kept in its natural state and managed to maximize observation of native species. This means that although we try to allow flora and...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2015 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Bluegrass and birdsong: Joyful sounds of summer

Durango Nature Studies will hold its seventh annual bluegrass festival Friday at Rotary Park. Over the years, the festival has grown in size and stature. This year, the bands will be Maple Range,...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2015 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Learning to adapt opens new doors to living, fun

Adaptation is a word that is used often in Durango Nature Studies’ curriculum. Adaptations are traits that help a species or an animal survive. On a day-to-day scale for humans, adaptations are...

DATE: July 8, 2015 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Program targets middle-schoolers to become field scientists

There has been much concern lately about water-quality levels in the Animas Watershed. We often take for granted that rivers can be floated, jumped in and enjoyed, especially in a town such as...

DATE: June 10, 2015 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Memories from summer camp can last a lifetime

When I was growing up, my family had a small cabin in southern Arkansas. We had to handle a few things that I don’t miss in Colorado, such as the size of the bugs, the heat and cottonmouth...

DATE: May 13, 2015 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

On Earth Day, consider your role in planet’s health

Earth Day has focused on many things since its inception in 1970. When it began, there was very little concern on a political level about the perils of human impact on our planet. Rachel Carson’s...

DATE: April 8, 2015 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

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